Home Bath Spa: 5 Affordable Ways to Indulge in a Luxury Bath
In this post: After a long stressful day, who wouldn’t love to indulge in a spa bath? Here are 5 affordable ways to create a luxury bath in your home.⇒
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a yacht?
Or a castle in France? Or a fleet of Bentleys?
After all, who wouldn’t like a little luxury in their life? The truth is, luxury means different things to different people, but in a world where our days can be filled with stress, it’s nice to secure our own little haven to retreat and recharge. It’s the perfect place to surround ourselves with attainable luxuries.
I talk a lot about small pleasures and little luxuries and a home bath spa is an ideal setting to indulge in these things. For me, luxury is about pleasing the senses, so today I’d like to look at 5 affordable ways to enjoy a luxury bath!
I chose to start with the sense of touch, because a soak in a warm tub is nothing if not pleasing to our tired muscles.
But even more delicious is to wrap ourselves up in a soft plush robe when we step out of the bath. This is a great place to splurge a bit and get the yummiest fabric your wallet can afford.
Easier to spend a bit more on a lush robe than to buy that yacht!
Always one of my favorite of the senses, surrounding oneself with beauty is something many of us understand.
But not everyone extends that concept into the bathroom, and fewer still focus on the area around the tub. For me that means more than picking lovely tile, but rather actually adding artwork that enhances my aesthetic.
The four gorgeous pieces that rim my tub are reminiscent of classical drawings from roman times. The real surprise is that they’re printed on metal, making them far more durable than prints on paper would be. These metal posters work perfectly in this spot, but they can also be hung on the wall with their magnet mounting system.
Click here to find the exact prints I selected: Vase Prints
When making a luxury event out of time in the tub, it’s nice to bring in some food or drink. At day’s end I sometimes sip a glass of wine, but if earlier in the day a cup of tea is my drink of choice. As long as it’s relaxing, anything can work fine. You can even bring in sweets or fruit if that’s what makes you happy. Just think of what you might like if you were in the finest hotel, and then put it in your prettiest dishes and place it near your bath.
This one has been made easier by the latest technology, so even if you don’t have the finest speakers built into your master bath, a simple portable system will get the job done.
I have a thing for listening to French pop when I’m trying to relax, but whatever strikes your fancy is the perfect thing to listen to. Whether it’s classical, New Age or even basic white noise, pleasing the sense of sound can upgrade your bath routine to deluxe.
Interestingly, the sense of smell is almost as significant to me as the sense of sight, signaling emotions and memories alike. From scented soaps and candles to aromatic bath salts, nothing says spa bath quite like lovely smelling products.
Better still, add in some fresh flowers, and you have the recipe for a perfect bath.
When it comes to treating yourself well and de-stressing at the same time, a luxury bath can be a real treat. With all the senses engaged, it can’t help but be pleasurable.
And if your tub just happens to be on a yacht or in a French castle, you’ve mastered the luxury game like no other!
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This post was stunning.. and not impossible. Love it! It’s the little things that can make a day special. Thank you!
Thank you! I’m so glad it resonated with you… 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous and great tips
Beautiful. Your attention to detail is fabulous. I want to enhance my bath soon. Thank you.
Great tips, would you please add alink to the urn prints as I cannot find them on the site and I would love one!
Yes, sure. Here you go: https://displate.com/sr-artworks/vintage-graphic-of-vase
Gorgeous!!! What’s the paint color on the walls?
Thank you so much, Katy! The paint color is Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige, which I use in most of my house, as well.
You ring my bell with the long, soaking bath! There is nothing like it to turn stress into bliss as you soak away the cares of the world!
My hubby knows how important this is to my well-being so one of his Christmas gifts of 2020 was a lovely bath tray that fits across the tub made of gorgeous wood that enhances my bath experience.
We are getting ready to redo 2 of our 4 bathrooms, so thank you for the post. I was already headed in your direction, but I love being validated.
I love it, such luxury! Also love the Tapestry Beige paint color which I am going to get a sample of.
Thanks!! And yes, I just love Tapestry Beige… 🙂
Lory, I enjoyed reading all the ideas, suggestions and methods to achieve a nice way to have a special day in a beautiful bathroom. All the tips are helpful and visually spot on! Thank you Jean
I’m so glad the post resonated with you, Jean!
I have been following you for a long time. Your style is the style I love. In fact, I want to start painting some of my furniture. Thank you for responding to my message. Jean
Interestingly, the only sense that affects two areas of the brain is the sense of smell. It triggers a response in the brain for memory, and another trigger goes to the area for emotions. That is why sense of smell is so powerful. Did you know that Starbucks has patented their sense of smell for their coffee/lattes? It’s true. That is why it took so very long to begin selling its breakfast foods; they wanted to make sure the patented smell of coffee was not overtaken by muffins, or whatever. Who knew? !